Candidates sought for PIMS postdoc in mathematical ecology/evolution at University of Calgary

I am seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow in mathematical ecology or evolution. The fellowship is supported by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). This is a very attractive opportunity, offering considerable freedom to pursue one’s own research, and significant opportunities to network, develop collaborations, and gain teaching experience.

Fellows are expected to be outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences, where “mathematical sciences” includes work at the interface of math and other field such as ecology; PIMS has a strong history of supporting work in mathematical ecology and evolution. A successful applicant to work with me would be expected to pursue his or her own independent research, as well as develop collaborations with me and potentially other folks in Biological Sciences and Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Calgary. I am broadly interested in population, community and evolutionary ecology, with specific interests including spatial dynamics, population cycles, community assembly, interplay of stochasticity and determinism, and eco-evolutionary dynamics. For more on my current research, visit my homepage.

The successful applicant also would be expected to do some teaching. The teaching load would be negotiable, but likely would be roughly one single-term course/year. Possible courses which an applicant could teach or contribute to include upper-level courses in population ecology, evolution, biostatistics, and mathematical modeling.

PIMS supports mathematical research and education by sponsoring postdoctoral fellows, working groups, lectures and colloquia, and graduate training courses at western Canadian universities, including the University of Calgary. PIMS is an amazing organization, providing many opportunities for networking and collaboration. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in PIMS activities in their area of interest.

Calgary is a vibrant city of over 1 million people, located close to the Canadian Rockies with all the opportunities for recreation and research that implies. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s leading research universities.

Further details are here, but I reproduce them below.

Eligibility: Received or expect to receive PhD between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2014

Length: 2 years (one year initial term, renewable for a second year)

Start date: Anytime from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014

Stipend: $40,000 CAD per year (half of which would come from PIMS, the other half of which would come from my department)

Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2013. Applications include a cv, statement of research interests, sponsor’s letter, and two letters of reference.

Interested candidates should email me ( as soon as possible.

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